Doug Mowat

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Doug Mowat
MLA for Vancouver-Little Mountain
In office
Serving with Grace McCarthy
Preceded byEvan Maurice Wolfe
Succeeded byTom Perry
Personal details
Douglas Lyle Mowat

(1929-05-16)May 16, 1929
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
DiedAugust 11, 1992(1992-08-11) (aged 63)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Political partySocial Credit

Douglas Lyle Mowat (May 16, 1929 – August 11, 1992) was a Canadian politician, who served as a Social Credit Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1983 to 1991, representing the riding of Vancouver-Little Mountain.[1] A quadriplegic following an accident playing rugby at age 17, Mowat was the first wheelchair user elected to a legislature in Canada.[2]

A founding member of the BC Paraplegic Association,[3] he was the organization's executive director from 1962 until his death. He first entered elected politics as a Vancouver Parks Board commissioner, and subsequently was elected to the legislature in 1983.

He was named a member of the Order of Canada in 1982 in honour of his work on behalf of people with disabilities.[3] He died in August 1992.[3]